Tuesday, September 1, 2015

What lies beyond the veil.

How about that, only the second day and here I am writing my second post. This looks promising! Well, I haven't written anything in my book yet today. I'll probably do that tonight when I should be sleeping and then I'll feel like a zombie tomorrow. Oh well.

What I'd like to share with you today is a little bit about my story so you have an idea of what I'm even writing about. As you may remember, I have titled it Beyond The Veil.  It's a fantasy story set in 1483 and loosely based around the historical event of the princes in the Tower, Edward V and his brother Richard of Shrewsbury. 

I like to thank modern society and its movies for the images of magical fairy creatures most people have. Fairies are cute small winged human-like creatures. Mermaids are pretty and nice. How about when they try to drown you? Are they nice then? My story takes you beyond the veil and into a magical realm of fairies with their original roots from the tales of old (or as close to those roots as I dare). The fairies were mostly dark mysterious creatures. They were not particularly fond of humans, and those who dared to join the human world only did so to delight in torturing them.

Not all of the fairies are bad though. My particular favorite who just so happens to be my main character, is Hollyhocks - a Sprite. When I began writing this book I wanted the world beyond the veil to be extremely different from the world you and I come from. So I thought and thought. How are the fairies different from us? They resemble people, but they DO have wings (at least Hollyhocks does). What else? Sure, she lives in a tree in the Forest. She's a sprite which means, according to old myths, her race has the ability to change the colors of the leaves in the fall. But that wasn't enough. I needed more. And then it hit me. Living in a sinful world is a human issue. Knowing what it's like to hurt, to be angry, to hate - those are human things. What if Hollyhocks didn't know those things? And what if she was naked? No sexual content of course. But her nakedness defines her innocence I believe, and I think that's a beautiful quality to have. 

Alright, well I better stop. This is going to end up being the entire story not a blog post. Look forward to telling you more tomorrow! ;)

1 comment:

  1. I love your blog it's Awesome, you are such a great writer! I can't wait to read your book, it sound soooo good! You are gonna be famous someday and I'm gonna say, Hey I read her first book...life long fan! ;) ;) double wink! Haha